Sunday, October 28, 2007

Great Lakes Water Should be Piped to Other States

There are droughts in a number of areas in the United States. Some say the Los Angeles area is in a drought with Southern California having only 3” of rain in 2006, but do look at 2005 with over 30” of rain.

See “Percent of normal precipitation in California as of May 8, 2005. Numerous precipitation records have been set throughout south and central California. Los Angeles has received an exceptionally large amount of precipitation, near double their normal annual average of 15.14 inches. As of press time, downtown Los Angeles had 30.71 inches on the books since October 1, and 37.11 since July 1, the beginning of the rain year.”

But there is an obvious solution, see the Los Angeles Times October 28, 2007 article Fate of Great Lakes' water looks fluid by Tim Jones of the Chicago Tribune “The thirstiest states, notably in the West, cast increasingly interested eyes on the largest fresh-water reservoir.”

■ “The fires in Southern California, the prolonged drought in the Southeast and the shrinking flow of the Colorado River, which feeds seven Western states, have underscored the importance of water supplies in rapidly developing regions and the determination of a handful of states and provinces to hold on to a resource they see as key to their economic future.”

■ “With fresh water supplies dwindling in the West and South, the Great Lakes are the natural-resource equivalent of the fat pension fund, and some politicians are eager to raid it. The lakes contain nearly 20% of the world's fresh water.”


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